I purchased Dorico 2 Elements give or take 3 months ago, using a proof of my student eligibility since I study in a music department at uni.
everything went well. However now that the “common” license (the one that merges Elements + pro features) is gone I discover many features are severely missing to me especially Notation options which is crucial.
I would like to upgrade to Dorico 2 Pro however I don’t see such option within the Education shop page. Am I expected to just pay full price?
There’s a normal option within the ordinary shop to upgrade from Elements while paying the full price, so either way I lose a lot of $$ regardless or am I expected to buy Pro 2 full at a student’s rate again?
I feel robbed since I was really comfortable with the features at first as I was only after purchase told here there was this “common” license thing but now everything is stripped away and I don’t have any options for changing beam directions and note orientations etc. even Sibelius basic mode has …
If I KNEW it was the case I would have bought Pro from the first place and never bothered with Elements. I truly don’t like this way of milking additional money and making customers angry by stripping many features (some are basic to even free notation softwares not to mention Sibelius/Finale more “Basic” option (not the ultimate).
Unless of course I’m missing the link to upgrade to Pro using the education discount (so overall I pay the remainder as if I bought pro in the first place) then excuse my rambling/ranting and I’d thank whoever could direct me to the link. Much obliged!
I would also like to report 2 bugs:
sometimes I cannot select an individual note within a chord regardless if chord mode is on/off. Sometimes the software will select more than 1 note or the entire chord, this is particularly annoying having to perform several tries.
Fermatas are placed in both staves of a piano’s grand staff. Can’t delete one and not the other. The only workaround I have found is moving it outside the page’s boundaries. Hopefully both bugs get fixed… thanks